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SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee

About the Committee

In October 2005, the Board of Commissioners appointed a 15 member citizen group to represent the interests of the residents of Cobb County by assuring that the County was accountable for funds generated by the 2005 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program and that it is implemented in an expedient, organized, and accountable manner.

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District 2 - [email protected]

District 3 - [email protected]

District 4 - [email protected]

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Description and Current Members

Authorization

Created by resolution of the Board of Commissioners on October 11, 2005. Name changed on November 8, 2011 (formerly known as 2005 One Percent Sales Tax Citizens’ Oversight Committee).

​​​​​​​Description

This committee represents the interest of the residents of Cobb County by assuring that the Cobb County Transportation Improvements Program portion of the overall 2005 SPLOST Program and all components of the overall 2011 SPLOST Program are implemented in an expedient, organized and accountable manner, including working with the Board of Commissioners to establish criteria that will enable the Cobb DOT to evaluate and prioritize sidewalk projects.

A citizens group of fifteen (15) members from the community shall be appointed, who shall serve without pay. Each member of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners shall be entitled to appoint three (3) members to the Oversight Committee.

Each member shall serve a term that runs concurrently with the term of the appointing Commissioner and at that Commissioner's pleasure. If an appointing Commissioner is no longer in office due to a general election or special called election, any member appointed by that Commissioner shall be subject to removal without cause by the newly elected Commissioner.

No person who holds elective public office shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Oversight Committee during the term of such elective office, and the position of any member shall be deemed vacant upon such member qualifying as a candidate for elective public office. A member may be removed from the Oversight Committee by the appointing Commissioner at a Board of Commissioners regularly called meeting. Vacancies occurring for any reason shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.

Members Appointed by Commissioner Gambrill - District 1

  • Jay Cunningham
  • Harvey E. (Gene) Lewis
  • Marline Elkins

Members Appointed by Commissioner Ott - District 2

  • Dee Gay
  • Bill Carver
  • James Brock

Members ​​​​​​​Appointed by Commissioner Birrell - District 3

  • Alice Summerour, Committee Chair
  • Frank Wigington
  • Susan Tucker

Members Appointed by Commissioner Cupid - District 4

  • Lindsay Edward
  • Kenneth Jones
  • Roger Sandbothe

Members Appointed by Commission Chairman Boyce

  • Sally Riddle
  • Barkley Russel
  • Marty C. Williamson

All Committee Members

  • Alice Summerour, Committee Chair
  • James Brock
  • Bill Carver
  • Jay Cunningham
  • Lindsay Edward
  • Marline Elkins
  • Dee Gay
  • Kenneth Jones
  • Harvey E. (Gene) Lewis
  • Sally Riddle
  • Barkley Russel
  • Roger Sandbothe
  • Susan Tucker
  • Frank Wigington
  • Marty C. Williamson
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2019 SPLOST Oversight Committee Meeting Schedule

Quarterly Meetings at 3:00pm

January 17, 2019: Transportation and Parks Update - City of Marietta
PARKS
1792 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008

March 21, 2019: Facilities, Public Safety and Technology Update - City of Kennesaw
3rd Floor Conference Room
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060

May 16, 2019: Transportation and Parks Update - City of Austell
3rd Floor Conference Room
100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30060

July 18, 2019: Facilities, Public Safety and Technology Update - City of Powder Springs
Acworth Community Center
4361 Cherokee Street,
Acworth, GA  30101

September 19, 2019: Transportation and Parks Update - City of Acworth
Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center
2051 Lower Roswell Road,
Marietta, GA  30068  

November 21, 2019: Facilities, Public Safety and Technology Update - City of Smyrna
Cobb County Civic Center
548 South Marietta Parkway,
Marietta, GA  30060

2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 17, 2019 01/17/2019
March 21, 2019 03/21/2019
May 16, 2019 05/16/2019

Previous Year Meeting Minutes

2018 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 18, 2018 01/18/2018
March 15, 2018 03/15/2018
May 17, 2018 05/17/2018
July 19, 2018 07/19/2018
September 20, 2018 09/20/2018
November 15, 2018 11/15/2018

2017 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 19, 2017 01/19/2017
March 16, 2017 03/16/2017
May 18, 2017 05/18/2017
July 20, 2017 07/20/2017
September 21, 2017 09/21/2017
November 16, 2017 11/16/2017

2016 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 21, 2016 01/21/2016
March 17, 2016 03/17/2016
May 19, 2016 05/19/2016
September 15, 2016 09/15/2016

2015 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 15, 2015 01/15/2015
April 16, 2015 04/16/2015
July 16, 2015 07/16/2015
October 15, 2015 10/15/2015
DOT  
PARKS  
Property Management  
Public Safety  
PARKS Summary  
Transportation  

2014 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 16, 2014 01/16/2014
March 20, 2014 03/20/2014
May 15, 2014 05/15/2014
July 17, 2014 07/17/2014
September 18, 2014 09/18/2014
November 20, 2014 11/20/2014

2013 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
January 17, 2013 01/17/2013
March 21, 2013 03/21/2013
May 16, 2013 05/16/2013
July 18, 2013 07/18/2013
September 19, 2013 09/19/2013
November 21, 2013 11/21/2013

2012 Minutes

Meeting Date Minutes
February 16, 2012 02/16/2012
April 19, 2012 04/19/2012
June 21, 2012 06/21/2012
August 16, 2012 08/16/2012
October 18, 2012 10/18/2012